French: Élénie à ventre jaune German: Gelbbauch-Olivtyrann Spanish: Fiofío ventriamarillo
presumably Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Subspecies and Distribution
E. f. subpagana
P. L. Sclater, 1860 – SE Mexico E from S Veracruz and Chiapas (including Mujeres I, off N Quintana Roo) S to Costa Rica, also SW Panama (Coiba I).
E. f. pallididorsalis
Aldrich, 1937 – Panama and adjacent islands (except Coiba I).
E. f. flavogaster
(Thunberg, 1822) – Colombia, Venezuela (including Margarita I and Patos I), Trinidad, Tobago, S Lesser Antilles (the Grenadines, Grenada), the Guianan Shield, Brazil (S, except in W & C Amazonas, to Rio Grande do Sul), SE Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay and NW & NE Argentina.
E. f. semipagana
P. L. Sclater, 1862 – #Rextreme SW Colombia, W & S Ecuador (S to El Oro, including Puná I) and interior NW Peru (recently recorded in Tumbes#R).
16–17 cm; 21–29 g. Medium-sized, small-headed elaenia with conspicuous bushy crest, often parted in middle to reveal white coronal patch. Nominate race is... read more
Calls include hoarse “breeer”, rising and then falling, and repeated “wreek-... read more
Variety of humid and arid, wooded habitats, including lighter woodland, second growth and edge,... read more
Food and feeding
Insects and berries taken. Usually found singly or in pairs; larger numbers may gather at fruiting trees. Animated and conspicuous,... read more
Season Feb–Sept; May–Sept in Colombia (although birds in breeding condition in Feb), mainly Apr–Jun in Lesser Antilles;... read more
Mainly resident; in Mexico, those in Veracruz and Oaxaca largely withdraw to S of Isthmus of... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Fairly common to common throughout most of range; rather uncommon locally, e.g. in parts of Ecuador. Range possibly extends farther S... read more
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